Aviation and Air Sports in 1944: Gliding, soaring, ballooning, airships, aeromodelling, helicopters, rotorcraft, powered aircraft and reports of the “Luftwaffe” in World War II

September 20, 2019

Aviation in 1944. One of the most famous magazines about civil aviation, military aviation and air sports was the German magazine “Flugsport” published by Oskar Ursinus from 1909 to 1944. Whatever happened in the worldwide history of aviation, also in World War I and in World War II, has been reported in this magazine. There are hundreds of articles containing pictures of aircraft types, technical data and reports about gliding, soaring, ballooning, airships, aeromodelling, helicopters, rotorcraft, powered aircraft and much more.

Unfortunately, the magazine was published in the German language. But by using a translation software, for example “Google Translator” or “Bing Translator”, you can read the reports in your language. Each year 24 issues of this magazine have been printed. On this page you can read all issues from 1944 for free.

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Index of Aeronautics - The great bibliography published by the U.S. Works Progress Administration with the cooperation of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences

May 26, 2019

In the period from 1936 to 1940 the U.S. Works Progress Administration published a magnificent bibliography in a total of 50 volumes with additional supplements. This bibliography, published with the cooperation of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, contains all the international articles, books, pamphlets, etc. known up to that time which deal with various aviation topics. On Digital Aviation Library you can download these volumes, for free.

Index of Aeronautics
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When using a Desktop PC or Tablet PC, the bibliographies are listed in the side menu (right), see 'Archive Holdings'. When using a mobile phone, the bibliographies are listed in the footer (below), see also 'Archive Holdings'.

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German Air Traffic Control During The Cold War: The Story of Rhein Control - The Operation of ATC in Southgermany's Upper Airspace 1957-1977

May 25, 2019

This book contains a historical facts report and commentary on the development of the German Air Traffic Control Centre RHEIN CONTROL as formerly operated by the United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) and the former German Federal Administration for Air Navigation Services (BFS), assisted by the German Air Force (GAF) at Birkenfeld-Nahe and Frankfurt/Main in Germany. RHEIN CONTROL was and still is an upper airspace air traffic control (ATC) centre, formerly responsible for South Germany only, but now also covering all of former East Germany (Berlin UIR).

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The Development of Air Navigation in West Germany after 1945: The first ten years - when nobody knew Air Traffic Control (ATC) existed

May 24, 2019

This documentation about the development of air navigation in West Germany after 1945 explains the continuation in the further development of the establishment of military tactical air navigation services units beginning under the military governments of the victorious powers and the succeeding allied occupation forces in Germany. This transportation service of the first decade after the end of the war constitutes the cradle of modern european air traffic control (ATC) as the major part of the overall air navigation services system.

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Bibliography of Aeronautics (1920-1921)

May 23, 2019

This work covers the literature published from January 1, 1920, to December 31, 1921. A special compilation on the aviation literature provides the US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics with its 'Bibliography of Aeronautics', which was authored by Paul Brockett and pubslished by the famous Smithsonian Institution. In several volumes all international publications, different topics of aviation have been cited. All pages are analyzed via Optical Character Recognition (OCR), so you can easily search the document for names, topics and terms.

Bibliography of Aeronautics (1920-1921)
Author: Paul Brockett
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Bibliography of Aeronautics (1917-1919)

May 22, 2019

This work covers the literature published from January 1, 1917, to December 31, 1919. A special compilation on the aviation literature provides the US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics with its 'Bibliography of Aeronautics', which was authored by Paul Brockett and pubslished by the famous Smithsonian Institution. In several volumes all international publications, different topics of aviation have been cited. All pages are analyzed via Optical Character Recognition (OCR), so you can easily search the document for names, topics and terms.

Bibliography of Aeronautics (1917-1919)
Author: Paul Brockett
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Bibliography of Aeronautics (1909-1916)

May 21, 2019

This work covers the literature published from July 1, 1909, to December 31, 1916. A special compilation on the aviation literature provides the US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics with its 'Bibliography of Aeronautics', which was authored by Paul Brockett and pubslished by the famous Smithsonian Institution. In several volumes all international publications, different topics of aviation have been cited. All pages are analyzed via Optical Character Recognition (OCR), so you can easily search the document for names, topics and terms.

Bibliography of Aeronautics (1909-1916)
Author: Paul Brockett
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